The 2017 Lush Prize

Nominations for the 2017 Lush Prize are now open until Monday 24th July.

The Lush Prize rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research.

We welcome entries from anywhere in the world in the fields of Public Awareness, Lobbying, Training, Science and Young Researcher. Up to £350,000 prize funding will be shared across all categories.

Nominations close on 24 July and our expert panel of judges meet in September to select winning nominations. The Awards Ceremony will take place in London in November.

The Black Box Prize offers an award of up to the full prize fund for a key breakthrough in the field of ‘human toxicity pathways’, with a view to replacing animal tests in toxicology. Entries cannot be submitted for the Black Box prize, which is at the discretion of the Lush Prize judges.

Science Prize

For individuals, research teams or institutions for work conducted on relevant toxicity pathways.

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Training Prize

For individuals, teams or organisations establishing training programmes in using non-animal methods.

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Young Researcher Prize

For young scientists (up to 35 years of age) focussed on an animal-test free future.

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Public Awareness Prize

For individuals, teams or institutions raising awareness of animal testing.

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Lobbying Prize

For exceptional individuals, groups or organisations pushing for change.

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Black Box Prize

The entire prize fund may be awarded for a key breakthrough in human toxicity pathways research.

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About The Prize

Now in its sixth year, we have awarded £1.5 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals.

There were 20 winners of the 2016 Prize. They represent 11 countries and share a total £330,000 of prize money.

We were especially pleased to have our first winners from China, South Korea and the Middle East.

Award ceremonies took place in London (which also hosted the Prize Conference), Vancouver and Seoul.

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